Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's a Jolly Holiday with Mary...

Playing PlayStation 3 with Camden's brother, London 
Capture the flag with Camden, London, and Annie 
London and I hiding our flag 
Camden's dogs, Nataste ...
...and Poet 
Furry friends
Mary Poppins Company Thanksgiving Party
Our tongues are what color???
Rehearsing for Christmas caroling at the Royal York
Hotel tree lighting ceremony 
Look at all the people who came!
Silent Night ...
 ...Holy Night
We Wish You a Merry Christmas 
Look, it's SNOWING! 
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells....
...Jingle all the way
Nate lights the tree!
Before and After..and bubbles are falling from the sky!  
Delicious lunch after the ceremony  
Relaxing after a great lunch 
Asst. Company Manager, Emily, and Santa!
(PS She's on his nice list and is getting her Christmas wish!) 
Santa and I....HO HO HO! 
Merry Christmas
Nate and his family join us for lunch
From Christmas carols to Turkey bastin'! 
Thanksgiving Feast-American style 
Happy Thanksgiving! 
Time for a quick nap before...
...cherry, pumpkin, and chocolate pie 
I chose chocolate 
Camden has pumpkin, Lyndsey has ice cream
Tryptophan in full effect...too sleepy to play games

This week was full of holiday spirit! We spent our day off at Camden's house.  Her REAL home is actually here in Toronto and she's been excited to show us her house!  We had a great time watching movies, playing video games, running around in the woods outside, and just spending the day together.  Her two dogs, Nataste and Poet are so cute, they make me miss Yocco. 
A couple days later, on Thanksgiving, Disney treated everyone to a catered dinner.  They don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada on the same day that we do in America.  Plus, the food is a little different than I'm used to on Thanksgiving. We had fish, lamb,chicken, vegetables, salad, ravioli, and potatoes. It was all very good.
The next day, we were special guest at the Royal York Hotel's annual tree lighting ceremony.  We sang a bunch of Christmas carols and helped raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.  Nate, a little boy fighting neuroblastoma, and his family, shared his story about his battle with cancer.  Nate was able to have a wish granted earlier this year.  He loves trains and got to visit his favorite train of all time.  He did a great job at pulling the lever and lighting the tree.  Afterwards, the hotel held a lunch for us and there was even a special guest in a red suit with a white beard! 
On Sunday, Camden, Dakota, me and our families all decided to pitch in and cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  Me and my mom made the turkey, pies, vegetables, and sweet potatoes.  There was so much food and everyone ate until our stomachs almost exploded.  We also played some card games and Bananagrams.  Although I miss my family back in Pennsylvania, having terrific friends to spend the holidays with is awesome!
More to come soon...

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